When: April 19-23, 2021, Monday-Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Polish Institute in Sofia, 12 Veslets Str., Entrance free until the limited number of places is filled *
Organizer: Polish Institute in Sofia
Fourth edition of the film project Polish Film Festival KINOTEKA, realized by the Polish Institute in Sofia.
The extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic have broken with tradition and forced a change to the period of the festival, but the important thing is that it will still take place. There were great efforts to keep it in its traditional form – not only in Sofia, but also outside the capital. Thanks to the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the audience in Burgas is already watching the program, and in Shumen the event is coming up.
The films are screened with Bulgarian subtitles.
April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi – directed by Jan Komasa (2019 116 ’)
A story about twenty-year-old Daniel, who goes through a spiritual change while living at a detention center and secretly dreams of becoming a priest.
April 20, 6:30 p.m.
A Coach’s Daughter – directed by Lukasz Grzegojek (2018, 95 ‘)
Filled with discreet humor and sporting rivalry, a story about finding one’s own path. Maciej Cornet travels around the country with his 17-year-old daughter Victoria, their route drawn from tennis courts. She is his favorite, his father’s daughter and his great pride. To her, he is the whole world. By the time they were joined by Igor, an athlete with good prospects, whom Maciej started training.
April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Pilsudski – directed by Michal Rosa (2019, 103 ’)
- After a spectacular escape from hospital, Józef Pilsudski once again led the Polish illegal resistance movement. Considered a terrorist by the Polish Socialist Party, Pilsudski and his closest associates will stop at nothing – assassinations of royal officials and senior officers, bomb smuggling, a daring attack on a train to achieve its goal: an independent Poland. 1914 is approaching and the marshal sees new opportunities to achieve the impossible.
April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Their Lucky Stars – directed by Tomasz Konecki (2019, 105 ’)
In the calm and orderly life of Robert, a musician in a symphony orchestra, a single father raising his ten-year-old son comes an the energetic, charming and popular fitness star Martha. Two different characters, different views on love and life. The big city, exotic excursions and sports are her world. Robert is a walking denial of the “sports lifestyle.” His world is a quiet haven, parenting challenges, his son’s math tests – all this works until Martha appears in his life …
April 23, 6:30 p.m.
Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz – directed by Maciej Pieprzyca(2019, 117 ’)
A biographical film dedicated to the ingenious jazz composer and arranger Mechislav Kosh. The film won many awards, and critics and audiences alike admired David Ogrodnik’s acting as the musician. The director, who does not tell the story chronologically, creates an emotional biography, intertwining the most important episodes of the musician’s life. The film presents the musical triumphs of Kosh and his great and growing loneliness. The musician has a hard time with fame. He died tragically at the age of 29.